DOD considering indemnification for commercial space vendors, officials say

By Michael Marrow / September 15, 2022 at 5:57 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- As the United States increasingly leverages commercial space capabilities to support national security objectives, the Defense Department is considering steps to indemnify private space vendors due to risks to their systems, top officials said today. Pointing to how the war in Ukraine has demonstrated the vital role of commercial platforms, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said during an Intelligence & National Security Summit event this afternoon that DOD is exploring ways to shield companies from threats...

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